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Humans and Climate Contributed to Extinctions of Large, Ice-age Mammals, New Study Finds
November 2, 2011
Both climate change and humans were responsible for the extinction of some large mammals, according to research that is the first of its kind to use genetic, archaeological, and climatic data together to infer the population history of large, Ice-Age mammals. The international team's research, which will be published in Nature, is expected to shed light on the possible fates of living species of mammals as our planet continues its current warming cycle.
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